It’s all too common to suffer an injury and — rather than visit a specialist immediately, wait it out to see if it will somehow improve on its own. While this may be the frugal way to proceed, it’s not the best course of action when it comes to your physical health. Let this serve as your reminder to come and see us promptly to avoid unnecessary pain and prevent further injury!
Schedule an Appointment Immediately Following an Injury
Injuries happen to everyone, no matter your lifestyle. If something happens and you’re hurting, seek help as quickly as possible! The easier (and more painful) option is to ignore it and hope the issue is resolved on its own, but it’s very likely that you’re making the injury worse. Oftentimes, you unknowingly alter your movement patterns to compensate for an injury, which can cause strain elsewhere. For example, after weeks of limping around due to knee pain, you may begin to notice hip soreness.
Non-Surgical and Surgical Treatment Plans
Although we are a team of orthopedic surgeons, we assess all of our treatment options, surgical and non-surgical, before choosing the best path forward. As the recipient of the treatment plan, you are very involved in this discussion and decision! We promise to always explain the pros and cons of each path before moving forward — as our patient, you have the final say!
We Focus on Long-Term Solutions
Our mission is to offer a solution that will best serve you in the long-term. While we do offer treatments that will ease your pain temporarily, it is done with the intention to continue working on a more extensive treatment plan. We’re here to help you live a more comfortable and active lifestyle for the short and long term.
We’ve seen patients that believe that, due to their pain, they will never be able to return to their active lifestyle — whether that’s running or playing the guitar. It is our greatest joy to not only treat the injury but create a plan that helps our patients return to their passions!
If you have been suffering from chronic physical pain or an old injury for months, or even years, please reach out to us. Let 2019 be the year that pain no longer holds you back. Making an appointment is the first step towards a more comfortable and active life!